Martin Aircraft Co.
In 1998 the Martin Aircraft company was founded with the specific goal to research and develop a jetpack that could fly 100 times longer than the Bell Rocket Belt (26 seconds). In 2005, Prototype 9 achieved sustained flight times, laying the foundation for a viable and successful pre-production prototype to be developed.
The founder of Martin Aircraft Company and the inventor of the Martin Jetpack is Glenn Martin. Richard Lauder is the company’s Chief Executive.
Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Martin Aircraft Company is developing the world’s first practical jetpack, the Martin Jetpack. Launched to global acclaim at the 2008 Experimental Aviation Association AirVenture air show in the USA, Martin Aircraft Company planned to fulfil its first customer orders in 2010.